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Kuwait International Airport witnessed the strongest airport growth across the region Kuwait International Airport witnessed the strongest airport growth across the region

Middle East Airports Record 2017 Passenger Growth

In December 2017, passenger traffic at Middle East-based airports grew by 0.7 percent, compared to the same period in 2016, according to Airport Council International (ACI).

Passenger traffic continued to show mixed results in December 2017; Dubai International grew by 1.9 percent, while Qatar’s Hamad International Airport experienced a 16.9 percent decrease. The airport continued to be negatively impacted by Qatar’s diplomatic crisis with neighbouring states, reported ACI.

Kuwait International Airport and Muscat International Airport witnessed 17.1 percent and 14.8 percent growth respectively. For 2017, Middle East air freight grew by six percent, the findings added. Looking ahead, considering low cost carriers’ expanding growth across the region, and various holiday periods during the first quarter this year, passenger traffic is expected to remain solid going into the New Year.